What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without a lot of effort. With all this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats provide you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

If you are looking for additional benefits, there are smart thermostats that are even more advanced. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:

  • Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to intuitively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re heading home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—despite the outdoor conditions.
  • Should it operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The team at Total Comfort can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 201-891-1333 or book an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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